Healthcare organizations have a tough challenge at hand. As administrative technologies like Electronic Health Records and online health portals begin to become standard issue, the access to data and information so strongly demanded by providers, patients, payers, and employees is also fast becoming a new target for...
Hospitals must create detailed social media security policies to help ensure personal health information never gets posted, says Sharon Finney, corporate data security officer at Adventist Health System.
DHS's Greg Schaffer tells the House Homeland Security Committee that the department would lead most responses to cyber attacks but definitive roles won't be determined until the administration completes a national incident response plan.
A new federal "tiger team" on healthcare privacy and security is preparing its first set of recommendations, focusing on making sure healthcare organizations exchanging clinical information take adequate precautions.
A key to the success of emerging healthcare information exchanges is to build trust among physicians and consumers alike by paying close attention to privacy and security issues, says the leader of one HIE in New York.